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Let's Get This Party Started

A custom wedding photography proposal for

Dear Allison and Will,

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me. It was wonderful learning about your wedding on November 6, 2022 at La Valencia Hotel. I loved hearing about the things you desire from your wedding experience. Live music and a dinner party-vibe, all set at one of the most gorgeous properties in Southern California, there's no doubt it's going to be wonderful.

I was also pleased to hear you're looking for a photographer who not only can capture the beauty of the space and every gorgeous moment, but who also has the experience necessary to help you enjoy your big day to its fullest. Over the last 20 years, I've developed an innate sense of what it takes to provide an incredible wedding photography experience:

+ Knowing when to direct and when to let a moment unfold organically.

+ An ever-watchful eye looking for those unscripted moments.

+ Working well with a diverse range of personalities.

+ Taking the time to get to know what's important to you.

The end result?

Classic photos you'll treasure forever, a wonderful new friendship, and an experience you'll never forget.

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I know how hard it is to find the right photographer. With so many offering the same things, it's the intangibles that matter.

+ Clean, classic, natural-looking images that never go out of style.

+ A mix of stunning portraits, candids that radiate real emotion, and all the gorgeous details of your wedding.

+A photographer with a calming approach and the posing skill to help you feel comfortable.

For you, it's not about the what, it's about the who.

“Next Level! John was everything we hoped for in a wedding photographer."

~ Amanda Y.

The Wedding Photography Experience You Deserve

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Personal Attention

This is an incredibly special time in your lives, one that needs to be treated conscientiously and with the utmost care. I take on a limited number of commissions each year in order to provide you the service and personal attention you deserve.

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Smooth Process

You're a busy person, and I'm sure you could use a seasoned expert by your side throughout the process. From attentive communication to quick image delivery, I provide white-glove service to make your entire experience fun and enjoyable.

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Timeless, Natural Photos

On my shoots, I like to keep posing natural, with just the right amount of guidance to help you look your best. Couple that with photographs that are in true-to-life color and timeless black and white, and you've got one amazing combination.

Your Custom Wedding Photography Packages

From your choices in venue and decor to the experiences with your guests, your wedding is unique. Your photography experience must be one of a kind as well. Based on our initial discovery call, I've put together three custom packages that capture what's important to you both.

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Price: 6450

Collection Three

+Wedding day coverage (7 hrs.)

+Two photographers

+Sneak peeks within 48 hrs.

+8-12 week image delivery

+Site visit

+Pre-wedding consultation

+High-resolution download

+Forever gallery

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Price: 7450

Collection Two

+Wedding day coverage (9 hrs.)

+Two photographers

+Pre-wedding photoshoot

+Sneak peeks within 24 hrs.

+6-8 week image collection delivery

+Site visit

+Pre-wedding consultation

+High-resolution download

+Forever gallery

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Price: 7950

Collection One

+Welcome party coverage (2 hrs.)

+Wedding day coverage (10 hrs.)

+Two photographers

+Pre-wedding photo shoot

+Sneak peeks within 24 hrs.

+3-4 week image collection delivery

+Site visit

+Pre-wedding consultation

+High-resolution download

+Forever gallery

"Working with John is a collaborative and creative experience from start to finish and that sort of thing is only possible with a certain quality of artist.”

~ Taylor K.

For you, it's about more than just great photos

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White-Glove Service

Digital Convenience Meets the Power of Print

Like you, my clients are incredibly busy people who trust the professionals they commission. From quick response times to detailed research on your venue and its most perfect wedding photo spots, I work diligently to make your experience with me enjoyable and relaxing.

Comprehensive Story Telling

Helping You Feel Confident in Front of the Camera

Multi-Angle Coverage

From the palpable tension as you put on your gown to saying your vows in front of your closest family and friends to the wild dance party at your reception, your wedding is a story that deserves to be told in great detail. It's a story that can be looked back upon decades down the road with great joy.

Nearly every wedding photography collection comes standard with two photographers. This ensures we can capture both you and your partner while you're getting ready. And, we can shoot your romantic portraits and your cocktail hour simultaneously, so we capture every wonderful moment of your big day.

Your edited collection of images will be delivered in an elegant yet powerful online gallery, making it easy to share all your images with your family and friends. But the true power of your images is realized in a luxury heirloom album, which I'll help you build after your wedding.

Unless you're a seasoned model, acting natural in front of the camera feels... unnatural. Nearly every collection I offer features an in-depth engagement shoot to help you feel confident and look your best!

"John actually took the time to get to know... our love story, he got to know us. And we really built a foundation and a friendship, and I feel that set the tone for the rest of the relationship."

~Emily K.

Play the video to hear more about Emily and Justin's experience!

Hi there, it's great to reconnect.

I love working with sophisticated, discerning couples to create an amazing photographic experience that they'll cherish foever.

For over 20 years, I've worked with hundreds of couples who want more than just great photographs. From creating a comfortable, confident space in front of the camera to helping showcase their images for decades to come, I love helping couples enjoy every moment of their wedding to the fullest.

Gallery Highlights

Marie + Adam

Marie and Adam were married recently at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. I chose this gallery for you not only because it showcases a gorgeous ceremony at your same venue, but because the couple shared many of the same things that are important to the both of you: a photographer who gave them the space to enjoy their time with their guests, and the desire to create a dinner party experience for their wedding.

Dylan and Glenn were married at the Montage Laguna Beach. I chose this gallery because of this couple's desire for a fun and relaxed photography experience, their need to incorporate the wonderful color and architecture of their venue, and a welcoming atmosphere for their out-of-town guests.

Dylan = Glenn

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Classic Photography for the Contemporary Couple

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Providing sophisticated couples with classic, timeless wedding photography and an unforgettable experience for over 20 years.

Explore What's Next

Next Steps

Our next step is to review the proposal of services during our follow-up meeting. I'll get in touch on Monday May 9 to schedule it.

Please write down any questions that we didn't get to in our initial consultation. I'm happy to address those during our follow up.

If there are other decision makers who have questions, feel free to include those as well. Or, have them attend our follow-up consultation. I'd love to meet them!

Email Me!

"John has an uncanny ability to capture all of the authentic moments and expressions unique to our relationship. We can't thank John enough for capturing not only some of our life's biggest moments, but also for how he made us feel while doing so”

~ Justin K.